Tuesday after visiting Locale Market, we did a repeat of our St. Pete brewery hop from a few months ago.
Lance and I have been on a mission to try all the local craft breweries (which is going to take awhile…we’ve only made it to 12 out of 104 in Florida!) When we were at Orlando Brewing a few weeks ago, we picked up a newspaper called Southern Brew News. It had a map outlining all the breweries in the Southeast (you can see a digital version here on pages 9-10). We’ve laminated it & started putting pins in the ones we’ve visited in Florida (and we actually made it to 2 during our Atlanta trip in October).
This time we started off at 3 Daughters (which we had visited for the first time back in October). It was all decorated for Christmas still with beer-mug lights on the tree and a mini holiday village.
They have great beer, but what I really love are all the games. It was raining, so we couldn’t use the mini-golf course, but we ordered flights and played Cards Against Humanity.
Next we headed to Green Bench. It was still drizzly, so we couldn’t enjoy their nice outdoor green space, but it’s really nice inside too. Laura didn’t have anything to eat earlier at Locale Market, so we stopped across the street at Bodega for some Cuban food. They actually added an indoor juice bar next door since last time we went.
After, we walked down to St. Pete Brewing (which is Lance’s favorite). We ordered some more flights and played a few games of giant connect-4. I was excited to try the Drop Dead “Gourd”eous pumpkin beer since last time we went they weren't serving it yet – it had nice flavor and wasn’t overly sweet like some pumpkin beers can be.
Unfortunately, St. Pete Brewing wasn’t serving alcoholic cupcakes like last time we went. We were craving something sweet, we stopped at Everything Dolce Dessert Bar on our walk back. We actually weren’t too impressed. Our croissant was heated up in the microwave and wasn’t quite the right texture – it seemed like it had been sitting there for awhile. There was no one else there, and the sweets selection for an all-dessert restaurant was a bit picked over. The website describes it as a "tropical romantic setting with live music six nights a week" - in reality it was actually really quiet and dark. But we satisfied our sugar cravings so we left happy.
We’re looking forward to adding more pins to our brewery map soon! (Since we’d already been to all 3 of these breweries, we didn’t add any more this trip…)
3 Daughters Brewing is located at 222 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712 and is open 2pm – 9pm Monday – Tuesday, 2pm – 10pm Wednesday – Thursday, 2pm – 12am Friday, 12pm – 12am Saturday, and 1pm – 9pm on Sundays.
Green Bench Brewing is located at 1133 Baum Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33705 and is open 2pm – 10pm Tuesday – Thursday, 2pm – 12am Friday, 12pm – 12am Saturday, and 12pm – 10pm on Sunday. They are closed Mondays.
St. Pete Brewing is located at 544 1st Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 and is open 4pm – 10pm Mondays, 2pm – 10pm Tuesday – Thursday, 2pm - 12am Friday, 12pm – 12am Saturday, and 12pm – 10pm on Sundays.